Coat: Lydia's Coat

Woman's coat

American
1974–75
Sharron Hedges (American, born 1949?)


Object Place: United States

Dimensions

Center back: 123 cm (48 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.57

Medium or Technique

Wool; crocheted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s crocheted wool coat in subtle shades of light to dark blue and purple in undulating pattern of waves and cloudlike forms, trimmed with three-dimensional floral shapes in pinks, cream and green at shawl collar and asymmetrical front closure. Coat lined with silk plain weave, except three-quarter open sleeves which are lined with gray wool crochet. Two hook-and-eye fasteners on front closure.

Provenance

1975, Lydia Bach (original commission). By 2009, with Torso Vintages, San Francisco, CA; 2010, sold by Torso Vintages to Lauren Whitley, Lawrence, MA; sold by Whitley to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Daphne Farago

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.